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May 18, 2014 11:27 AM   Subscribe

It appears that the one thing Star Trek: The Next Generation was missing was sausages.
posted by spiderskull (45 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
I can't decide if I like the Sausage Class probe launch or the Ceti Eel Sausage better. Thanks for this, I had a laugh.
posted by Rob Rockets at 11:40 AM on May 18


I don't know what I was expecting when I clicked that link, but it wasn't that.
posted by Another Fine Product From The Nonsense Factory at 11:48 AM on May 18 [22 favorites]


Thank you.
posted by griphus at 11:50 AM on May 18 [2 favorites]


It's even better if you have a mild concussion when watching. I can vouch for this.
posted by delfin at 11:51 AM on May 18 [3 favorites]


It's even better if you have a mild concussion when watching. I can vouch for this.


Interesting, I sort of wanted to GIVE myself a mild concussion while watching.... I may still do that.
posted by HuronBob at 11:54 AM on May 18


I think it gave me a concussion. A spicy, plump, grilled concussion.
posted by Celsius1414 at 11:56 AM on May 18


I like when the doors open and Worf is like, Nope.
posted by Room 641-A at 11:57 AM on May 18 [3 favorites]


It had to be done.
posted by Celsius1414 at 12:00 PM on May 18 [4 favorites]


A Starfleet Captain's mouth has never been more terrifying.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 12:09 PM on May 18 [1 favorite]


Would you like some apple juice with your sausage?
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 12:30 PM on May 18 [1 favorite]


Thank God someone has finally exploded the SF "patriarchal dominance" myth.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 12:34 PM on May 18


During the intermission, visit the concussion stand for sausages, drinks, and sharp blows to the head
posted by aubilenon at 12:48 PM on May 18 [2 favorites]


This might be the first time anyone ever looked at Star Trek and thought "you know, this isn't enough of a sausage fest."
posted by yoink at 12:52 PM on May 18 [9 favorites]


I've seen brats on fire off the shoulder of Orion.
posted by drezdn at 12:52 PM on May 18 [14 favorites]


Video by Nick denBoer, aka @Smearballz.

I was hating this until Mariachi Q popped in. Everyone loves Mariachi. Also, this Sausage addition to the Star Trek apocrypha makes the whole V'ger thing in the original movie make a lot more sense.
posted by Nelson at 12:59 PM on May 18


Everyone loves Mariachi.

It's true.
posted by Kevin Street at 1:23 PM on May 18


TO BOLDLY GO WHERE NO BUN HAS GONE BEFORE
posted by 23skidoo at 1:28 PM on May 18 [1 favorite]


This would be perfect if there was an episode where Data meets Norbert Wiener, the originator of cybernetics, while also integrating in the concepts of the Wiener Process and the Wiener Sausage probability field, as well as an intelligent race of floating, rotating, human-sized sausage wieners that take over the ship.
posted by chambers at 1:44 PM on May 18 [2 favorites]


I've seen brats on fire off the shoulder of Orion.

brats on fire off the pork shoulder of Orion, I think you meant....
posted by GenjiandProust at 1:54 PM on May 18 [5 favorites]


Data could learn to tell the 9W joke.
posted by Wolfdog at 1:54 PM on May 18 [1 favorite]


Everyone loves Mariachi.
A Mariachi Band Puts On A Concert For A Baby Beluga
posted by ecco at 2:16 PM on May 18 [7 favorites]


I should have a firewall that auto-blocks out any links with "Star Trek: The Next Generation" on them, because clearly I will just automatically click them... Somewhere an enterprising scammer/hacker is targeting me now.
posted by Another Fine Product From The Nonsense Factory at 2:28 PM on May 18


wat.
posted by azarbayejani at 2:51 PM on May 18


um, OK
posted by w0mbat at 3:06 PM on May 18 [1 favorite]


yoink wins the thread.
posted by effugas at 3:09 PM on May 18


Puts me in mind of the song "Daddy Would You Like Some Sausage?" from Tom Green's masterpiece Freddy Got Fingered (no, seriously - - check out A.O. Scott's review of this underrated film in the NY Times).
posted by fairmettle at 4:33 PM on May 18 [1 favorite]


Guys I'm worried where is cortex
posted by The Whelk at 5:12 PM on May 18 [2 favorites]


I suppose this is probably the best chance I'll have to share: That thing where Data's eyes were moving independently? I can totally do that too.

Also, who is the gong-beating character actor at 1:23?
posted by sourwookie at 5:17 PM on May 18


Also, who is the gong-beating character actor at 1:23?
Lwaxana Troi's assistant, Mr. Homn, played by Carel Struycken who, in the episode from the clip, was getting tipsy and every time he had a drink he hit the gong.
posted by ecco at 5:36 PM on May 18 [1 favorite]


Have you clicked the link while listening to Christopher Cross's "Sailing"? Just checking.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 7:02 PM on May 18 [2 favorites]


I'm starting to become curious why Star Trek TNG is so rich with these kinds of memes. Aside from stuff like the Picard Facepalm and that neat little webcomic about O'Brien, like, specifically nonsensical Trek-related imagery cut to absurd music. Because not only do I feel like this is not the only one I've seen, I feel like this is kind of a meme genre at this point.

Is it that there are just so many damn episodes, so it's easy to cut together anyone doing anything, to humorous effect? Is it the prevalence of blooper reels making the connection in fans' minds? Is it a classic video editing homework assignment? Do I just watch too many TNG videos on YouTube and this is not actually a thing?

Or is this the only one and I'm hallucinating that this has been done to death in the most wonderful sense of that expression?

I think this is what I'm mentally comparing this to? People have seen this, right?
posted by Sara C. at 7:21 PM on May 18 [3 favorites]


I think it's cause there are a lot of fucking episodes, the generation that got baby sat by the show is both very online and at the right age to go back to it, and the show itself fills the role of strange nostalgia with lots of odd episodes you can use to make things.

It's snumbers, are you trying to appeal to other people roughly your age ( 25-35) and with your sensibility who spend a lot of time online? TNG. we've all seen it and we all have vaguely find memories of it.
posted by The Whelk at 7:37 PM on May 18 [1 favorite]


Also is TNG on Netflix Streaming? I feel like a lot of Internet Investment in Old TV can be mapped onto what is available for binge watching on Netflix at any given moment.
posted by The Whelk at 7:54 PM on May 18


The Whelk -- yes... I'd say that accounts for a significant number of people rewatching it (or, often, discovering TNG after the '09 movie). Before Netflix, you either had to pirate it (something like 10 GB of low-quality DVD rips) or spend an absurd amount on the box set (I recall it being $400 on sale).
posted by spiderskull at 7:56 PM on May 18


Oh, yeah, I get why people are watching it now, and why people are making memes with it, in general.

It just fascinates me that there are a number of "re-cut footage from TNG to make a music video totally unrelated to anything" videos out there. Like, damn. That's specific.
posted by Sara C. at 7:57 PM on May 18


I think also because it's so completely cataloged. I haven't looked for it, but I'm certain that the script to every episode has been transcribed, making it easy to search for phrases, and there are databases for the appearance of every ship, character, costume, etc, making it very easy to find specific source material for editing projects.
posted by sourwookie at 8:07 PM on May 18 [2 favorites]


It's also that TNG has kind of the perfect balance of "we have just enough budget to make cave sets" and "SERIOUS IDEAS" that gives you goofy dialogue and absurd scenarios that beg to be lampooned.
posted by Ferreous at 8:16 PM on May 18 [2 favorites]


That's some impressive editing and CGI work.
posted by zardoz at 9:13 PM on May 18


And the characters are iconic. They work as a family, with Picard as the dad and Doctor Crusher as mom (maybe two blended families), or as a workplace comedy with the rules of Starfleet standing in for bureaucracy, or as pretty much any other situation you want. Voyager might work too, but it never had TNG's popularity. DS9 doesn't work as well, because the characters are too individual to project into every situation.
posted by Kevin Street at 9:16 PM on May 18


I think this is what I'm mentally comparing this to? yt People have seen this, right?
posted by Sara C. at 10:21 PM on May 18 [2 favorites −] Favorite added! [!]


The second I clicked into the thread after watching the post's video I could feel that song burrowing back up out of the dusty recesses of my mind to torment me again, like knowing you're about to get a migraine or have a seizure and being unable to do anything about it. Thank you for giving it form, now I can go home and put bananaphone on repeat to get this one unstuck and crack open that bottle of scotch(⊙_◎)
posted by mcrandello at 4:19 AM on May 19 [1 favorite]


Because of statements made on my user page, I am obligated to favorite—and comment on—this post. Thank you.
posted by steef at 5:50 AM on May 19


I'm starting to become curious why Star Trek TNG is so rich with these kinds of memes.

I think it comes down to demographics and the sheer number of episodes, as discussed, but also the fact that there were a limited number of sets and even more limited number of costumes that allows these memes to have a certain manufactured continuity, even when combining scenes that were seasons apart.

Also TNG is awesome.
posted by sparklemotion at 7:34 AM on May 19 [4 favorites]


The last time I will likely say "nice sausage animation." I have no idea what any of it was about but loved it quite a bit. I'm not sure what /else/ one would have done with that song. Nice share.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 12:05 PM on May 19


And now for something with a bit more soul.
posted by spiderskull at 11:47 PM on May 19


Yeah see this is what I'm talking about guys
posted by Sara C. at 12:00 AM on May 20


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